Wednesday, May 4, 2011

{notions and notes} cinco de mayo

I am a little late to get on the Cinco de Mayo train, but I wanted to do a quick MEGA post of all things that put me in a "fiesta" mood!


Cinco De Mayo Printables

These muy caliente printables are by Kim @ TomKat Studio.

The FREE collection includes cupcake toppers/tags and invitations. Love the bright colors!

Cinco De Mayo Printable Banner

I just discovered Annika's blog: Cakes Likes a Party. Instant love!

She made a Cinco de Mayo FREE & Awesome ;) printable banner to share. Thanks!

Papel Picado DIY Compliment Bunting

How About Orange's compliment bunting came up in my Facebook feed a month ago, and I have been looking for the perfect occassion to share it!

This would be so fun to put up in one of your co-worker's cubicle to brighten their day.

Cinco de Mayo Invitation & Banner

Definitely one of my go-to sites for printables: Catch My Party

This collection by Brady @ 9 to 5 Mom includes: a 5×7 invitation, party circles, drink flags, water/beer bottle labels, and a “Cinco de Mayo” banner. Essentially everything you'll need to throw one great fiesta!

Crafts & Tutorials

Mini Pinatas Tutorial

These mini pinatas by @ One Charming Party have been the Cinco de Mayo crush of blogland!

What a perfect craft to do with your kids (or a festive party favor) to celebrate the 5th of May.

DIY Papel Picado

Chelsea @ Lovely Indeed shared this DIY Papel Picado tutorial @ The Sweetest Occassion.

This is perfect if you want your "Mexican Bunting" to say just the right words or have the perfect design.

I'm thinking some chevron details?!?

paperparasoltopiary - HWTM

This would work great for a fiesta & a luau!

The Paper Parasol Topiary tutorial is by Craft Stylish and was found via the Hostess with the Mostess' daily blog.

Fiesta Bunting Tutorial

What's a cake without mini-bunting?

The tutorial by Jenna @ EatDrinkPretty featured on A Subtle Revelry (recent blog crush...) that shows you how to do it "Cinco de Mayo" style.

Food & Parties

Cinco de Maia 1st Birthday Party

Cinco de Maia!

A 1st birthday south-of-the-border style!

Kelly @ WH Hostess created this festive party and it was Kara's Party Ideas winning feature. Congrats & gracias for sharing the party!!!

Chips and Salsa Cookies

The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle never disappoints!

The chips & guacamole are actually cookies & icing! How fun! These would also be perfect as a sweet trick on April Fool's Day. Visit her site for the complete tutorial.

Mexico Inspired Photo Shoot

Don't fret! This smore station is just one of the drool-worthy images from the Mexico Inspired Wedding Shoot featured on Style Me Pretty.

The style & inspiration behind the shoot is classic Mexican with vintage & rustic touches.

So beautiful....

I hope I haven't put you into inspiration overload!
I am on my way now to make "Churro" cupcakes, wish me luck!




  1. Yum churro cupcakes! What a great idea and some lovely inspiration! I have also seen mini bunting decorations for cakes on Etsy! Happy Cinco De Mayo!

    -Forever Lovely

  2. Thanks for sharing the bunting! what perfect inspiration for summer festivities:)